TSI response (PDF 119KB). Full title: 'Solving disputes in the county courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system - a consultation on reforming civil justice in England and Wales'. TSI welcomes and fully supports the objectives of this consultation, whilst identifying some concerns.
30 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 42.7KB). TSI supports Option 3 in the consultation letter - Revise the Regulations and amend Food Examiner qualifications, and include an additional provision on equivalent EU qualifications and training for food/public analyst and food examiner.
24 Jun 2011
TSI submission (PDF 205KB). TSI expresses its principal concerns which are two-fold: firstly, the potential for mis-selling and secondly, the security of data regarding Energy Performance Certificates.
20 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 134KB). TSI agrees that electronic reporting for pig movements will provide more accurate and timely information that would be of significant help in a disease outbreak situation, but is concerned that uptake might be less than that predicted and that this could undermine the entire system and its capabilities.
15 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 127KB). TSI concentrates its response upon the relationship between the proposed CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) and consumer policy.
10 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 105KB). TSI reiterates that it would like to see unsolicited doorstep selling of energy banned.
1 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 124KB). TSI has submitted a detailed response, pointing out in conclusion that local authorities wish to work closely with ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority) and LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited), both in relation to the issues contained within this consultation document and in relation to enforcement of legislation with regard to the Intellectual Property rights of the ODA and the brand owners and sponsors. The cost of enforcement, particularly to the London authorities, in terms of both time and money, needs, however, to be taken into account when considering enforcement of...
30 May 2011
TSI response (PDF 113KB). TSi points out that the regulations do not appear to contain the power to sample. TSI also raises various other issues.
27 May 2011
TSI response (PDF 120KB). TSI states that the Equality Act 2010 is not aimed at companies that have put in place Challenge 21/25 schemes to ensure that age-restricted products are not are not sold to children. Such age verification methods are endorsed by industry, as well as both local and central government, and TSI urges that an exception be granted.
25 May 2011
TSI response (PDF 232KB). Members of the trading standards profession believe that the removal of cheques will lead to the most vulnerable reverting to cash payments. This in turn may lead to a lack of evidence regarding doorstep crime incidents and may increase the number of victims of distraction burglary.
5 May 2011